Category Archives: Bitemarks

Forensics: Illegal media streaming. Ghislaine Maxwell court hearing disrupted by apparent QAnon followers | Ghislaine Maxwell | The Guardian

Reminds me when 7 attending abfo bitemarkers recorded an Alabama court hearing on a bitemark murder case. While I was testifying for the defense. Death penalty proceedings. There was one mad judge when it was discovered during a break. One … Continue reading

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Forensics: Murder charge dismissed after debunked bite-mark testimony – ABC News

A Mississippi judge has dismissed a murder charge against a Black man who spent more than a quarter-century on death row — Read on abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/murder-charge-dismissed-debunked-bite-mark-testimony-75188485

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Forensics: Its official! Judge drops murder case for man who spent 23 years on death row on evidence now discredited – Magnolia State Live | Magnolia State Live

Another bullshit bitemarker case. The MS Attorney General’s Office continued to support Michael West’s quackery for decades. My visit during Howards’ last hearing in Columbus MS along with the MS and NY innocence legal teams was proof how committed they … Continue reading

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Forensics: Despite this mess ABFO/AAFS dentists still proffer in courts. Most agree bitemark matching is junk science. Why is it still in courts?

Decertification by the AAFS/FSAB would help. This is an incredible failure of supposed forensic science “leadership.” Plus the bitemarkers are still promoted by the National Association of Medical Examiners. WTF? At least 27 people were exonerated after faulty bitemark matching … Continue reading

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Forensics: Scientific repression: Slimming to the Death: Herbalife®-Associated Fatality paper retracted.

This PSA contains a link to the single case report originally published by ELSEVIER. Then retracted by the journal’s editor after some legal pushback by HL. The bitemarkers have used similar threats. PubPeer report: “REMOVED: Slimming to the Death: Herbalife®-Associated … Continue reading

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Forensics: Forensic science inaccuracy: Firearm and fingerprint comparisons are less reliable than they seem.

A story told from a juror’s perspective. How police experts doctor their error rates in “proficiency” tests. Ballistics and fingerprints linked to misleading testimony as revealed by Itiel Dror at UCL. Bitemarkers did similar. Don’t believe forensic examiners’ claims about … Continue reading

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Forensics non-science: The danger of relying on a single piece of evidence – great overview on expert exaggeration in police crime labs.

From Africa. An excellent look. The author mentions bitemarks and a list of other misleading forensic opinions. Courts have problems with weak standards and poor understanding of robust scientific methods. Mentions the 2009 NAS Report which some crime labbers and … Continue reading

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Forensics: Another botched bitemark case. FL State Attorney’s Office identifies man wrongfully convicted of murder after 37 years. Office seeks prompt release of Robert DuBoise after newly discovered DNA proves his innocence

From Aug 2020. State Attorney’s Office identifies man wrongfully convicted of murder after 37 years. Office seeks prompt release of Robert DuBoise after newly discovered DNA proves his innocence – Office Of The State Attorney 13th Judicial Circuit Of Florida … Continue reading

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Forensics: JUST RELEASED! Mississippi Innocence Project and Innocence Project Client Eddie Lee Howard’s Mississippi Capital Murder Conviction and Death Sentence Vacated

Out of Parchman! Congrats to Eddie Lee and his indomitable first appellate attorney, Vanzetta Williams. My first bitemark appeal case from 1999. And kudos to the Innocence Project team. Mississippi Innocence Project and Innocence Project Client Eddie Lee Howard’s Mississippi … Continue reading

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Forensics: Aging of Bitemarks: A Literature Review

My first published journal article. In 1997. Co-author Curt Dailey is a mensch! Aging of Bitemarks: A Literature Review — Read on http://www.astm.org/DIGITAL_LIBRARY/JOURNALS/FORENSIC/PAGES/JFS14209J.htm

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